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  1. Photo DIY- Steering Pump Overhaul

    W140 S-Class
    Great, great, ... great thread! Many thanks. Few years ago, I would have purchased a new pump without questionning about an alternate way to repair. Now, there is this tremedous method that I used. So, here is my situation. Car is a w140.033, gas 6L engine, early one, a "300SEL" (1991 or 1992)...
  2. Let's bump up the activity on this forum; share your daily M119 experiences

    W124 V8 400E / E420 / 500E / E500 / E60
    Hi TexFinn, got an eye under the hood of my r129 this afternoon, just to make sure the todo list is as long as Bible, and... guess what, same as what you mention. Well, not broken yet, but 2 or 3 clear cracks just waiting to expand on the upper radiator pipe (the coolant hose had been removed...
  3. OMG - URO Parts just bought the 500E forum !!

    W124 V8 400E / E420 / 500E / E500 / E60
    I have strictly nothing against URO (which is not a very well know brand in France), nothing "for" either, but selling formu's stakes to a brand is the best way to have the volunteer contributors escape far away. A forum is not a marketplace! So... it's a joke? If not, why only 51%? By the way...
  4. w124 steering wheel swap from a 1998 w210?

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Sooooo... I had a fruitful talking with the vendor today, and he sent me the VIN, from which I decoded the leather color code, so as to compare ro mine... but: his is 202 (blue/violet/pacific blue/...) and mine is 262 (blue). Although from the pictures they seem to match, now I have restrain my...
  5. w124 steering wheel swap from a 1998 w210?

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Interesting, will check carefuly what mileage the w210 is (just before the main change mentioned in your link) Vendor says "early one". However, I intend to purchase the steering wheel AND the airbag together, will not adapt a black airbag on a blue wheel. Whether both fit together with strictly...
  6. New 400E project

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Niiiice! How's the inside? Is it a black painting or a very dark grey one? Looks like mine, but.. darker. Although I though mine was the darkest before black. Jean-Louis
  7. w124 steering wheel swap from a 1998 w210?

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Many thanks guys, that goes the right direction, so far. I swapped a genuine 1994 r129 steering wheel with a 1991 or 1992 w124 one (for a temporary use), so I guess I see what kind of work and adaptation you all mean. I did it to install "what is inside the steering wheel" from one to the other...
  8. w124 steering wheel swap from a 1998 w210?

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Hello gentlemen, I may have the opportunity to purchase a leather steering wheel from a E420, supposingly a w210 (I did not see the car yet, only a picture mentionning a 1998 E420). I know the "same" mileage cars, from a r129 to a w140 through our beloved w124 can share parts, including the...
  9. Axle shaft woes

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Should be XZN M10, if same as mine. And yes, you need new tools. Do not try with a "classic" torx, you will damage the bolt. Such tools are only few bucks Jean-Louis
  10. Rear axle flange 12 point nut size

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Reading the first message, I would say "yes" but Bryce will confirm. Changing the disks is not that difficult, you are right. Usually, the little screw keeping the disk close to the wheel hub is by far too much screwed in... which is unecessary. Apart from that irritating issue, almost no...
  11. Axle shaft woes

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    If this is (what remains of) a half-moon, there should be a second one still ON the car? This part is the one connecting the rear wheel shaft to the differential, right? To each his own, but I would not drive the car in that condition. What strikes me is that these bolts are usually (well, at...
  12. Rear axle flange 12 point nut size

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Hi, I confirm that changing the rear brake disks or the pads, or even the parking brakes DOES NOT require the axle nut to be removed or even manipulated... at least regarding a w124. I tackled with that issues few days ago, and the nuts are there to keep the rear axle shaft plugged to the...
  13. Oil leak on front passenger side

    W140 S-Class
    Hi guys, I have the same problem on a '92 w140 with the (same?) M104 engine. I did the repair, including a full dismantling of the timing chain housing (what I may call the "front cover") and a brand new "U" seal + the proper sealing paste from my MB dealer... and sorry to say, no improvement so...
  14. Diesel runs for a moment after I turn the engine off :-(

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Late report on that issue. Replaced the vacuum line with that unfamous T connection to the shut-down valve, and... worked from first try. No more trouble from this area of the car. sbaert, thanks.
  15. Any alternate method for bellows of constant velocity joints

    W124 E,CE,D,TD Class
    Hello to all, as said in another thread, the wagon is having a serious upgrade and repair about its rear axle, including the suspension arms and several other components. Among them, the constant velocity joints' (so far in good shape - at least, no clue they need to be changed) bellows that...
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